Friday 26 May 2017


  • SU!- butterflies thinlit die
  • SU!- cottage greetings
  • Wilted violet distress ink pad & aubergine dream pixie powders
  • Peacock feathers distress ink pad & teal wash pixie powders
  • Fossilized amber distress ink pad & straw yellow pixie powders
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • White glitter cardstock
  • 4x6" card blanks

I used a combination of ink and pixie powder on watercolour cardstock to create three different coloured backgrounds. I squished ink onto my palette and diluted with some water. I brushed this onto the cardstock, sprayed with more water and added a sprinkle of powder. I blotted the excess water and paint at the edges, before drying with a heat tool for speed. I then used distress inks to stamp a sentiment onto each background. I also coloured the outer edges of the card blanks to coordinate, using blending foam and the distress ink pads. For the main feature, I die cut butterflies from glitter cardstock. Finally, I layered each of the backgrounds onto the card blanks then glued the butterflies in position.

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Paper players - cas butterfly


1 comment:

  1. What pretty watercoloured backgrounds! They set off your butterflies a treat and I love how each is unique, despite the same technique being used. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!